David Lavarack announced as Chair of Dolphin Square Charitable Foundation

David Lavarack announced as Chair of Dolphin Square Charitable Foundation

David Lavarack has been appointed to the role of Chair of the Dolphin Square Charitable Foundation, the parent of the Dolphin Living group. David sits on the Boards of both the Dolphin Square Charitable Foundation and its subsidiary Dolphin Living Limited, which is the registered provider of social housing.  David is currently Executive Director of Corporate Services at Peabody, where he joined in March 2007 from Barclays Bank. At Barclays Bank David held posts including Small Business Banking Director and Chief Operating Officer for Marketing and Communications.  Olivia Harris, Chief Executive of Dolphin Living said: We are delighted that David has accepted the position of Chair, and myself, the Governors and the executive team, look forward to working with David and building on our primary objective which is to create more homes for working Londoners     David Lavarack, Chair of the Dolphin Square Charitable Foundation said: I am excited to be appointed Chair, and I look forward to working with the Board and the leadership team to build on Dolphin’s innovative approach.  The London housing market provides both challenges and opportunities that Dolphin is well placed to address in its quest to provide high quality, truly affordable housing in desirable...
Topping out ceremony held at Westbourne Park Baptist Church

Topping out ceremony held at Westbourne Park Baptist Church

Dolphin Living and the Leader of Westminster City Council marked the final construction stages of the Westbourne Park Baptist Church development, at a Topping Out ceremony held on Monday 18 September.  On completion, the Westbourne Park Baptist Church development will provide a mixed-use scheme comprising of a new church, children’s library, community hall and 32 new rented homes, in a range of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. 100% of the homes are for residents living or working within Westminster and eligible for intermediate housing in Westminster. 22 of the homes will be made available through the innovative Westminster Home Ownership Accelerator Scheme developed in partnership between the City Council and Dolphin Living.  The development, designed by Allies and Morrison and located on the corner of Westbourne Park Villas and Porchester Road, will not only provide much needed affordable housing, but will also enable Westbourne Park Baptist Church, a constant presence in the Bayswater area for nearly 150 years, to continue to provide community facilities for the local area. The scheme will also include a new children’s library, located on the quietest part of the site and provided to the City Council on a peppercorn rent for 99 years, which will have an independent entrance to the church.  The design approach has focused on developing a unique vision for the site and presents an ecclesiastical image that creates a greater public presence than the previous building on the site, as well as reconciling the residential accommodation within the new building envelope. The elevation design and massing seek to display both the distinct church and civic functions of the building.  Cllr...
Dolphin Living win two awards at the National Housing Awards 2017

Dolphin Living win two awards at the National Housing Awards 2017

On 7th September 2017 some of our staff joined the celebrations for the National Housing Awards at the Lancaster London Hotel. We are delighted to have won two awards; Best Small Development and Most Innovative/Specialist Solution. The Best Small Development was awarded to our Lanhill Road (Westminster) development, which is part of the Westminster HomeOwnership Accelerator scheme. The Most Innovative/Specialist Solution award was for the Accelerator scheme. ...
Dolphin Living shortlisted for 4 awards at National Housing Awards 2017

Dolphin Living shortlisted for 4 awards at National Housing Awards 2017

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for 4 awards at the National Housing Awards 2017, which will be held in London in September. We have been nominated in the following categories: Best Design – Lanhill Road in our Accelerator Scheme Best Large Development – 2 Kennington Lane, Lambeth Best Small Development – Lanhill Road in our Accelerator Scheme Most Innovative/Specialist Solution – The Westminster HomeOwnership Accelerator We are looking forward to celebrating at the awards ceremony next month!...